Purim for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of March 22 ending at sundown on Wednesday, March 23.
Purim is celebrated on the 14th day in the month Adar using the Jewish calendar. For the Gregorian calendar the day falls in the months of February and March. The day commemorates back in the 4th century BC, when Jewish people were saved from a death decree according to the book of Esther.
Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?
According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.
Days to Purim 2016
Wednesday, March 23rd is day number 83 of the 2016 calendar year with -6 years, -6 months, -15 days until Purim 2016.
|When:||14th day of Adar in Hebrew Calendar|
Dates for Purim
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Purim 2021||Saturday, February 27, 2021||-587|
|Purim 2022||Friday, March 18, 2022||-203|
|Purim 2023||Wednesday, March 08, 2023||152|
|Purim 2024||Monday, March 25, 2024||535|
|Purim 2025||Saturday, March 15, 2025||890|
|Purim 2026||Tuesday, March 03, 2026||1243|